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Last guard  by Nalini Singh

Last guard

Nalini Singh

Book

"Termed merciless by some, and a robotic sociopath by others, Payal Rao is the perfect Psy: cardinal telekinetic, CEO of a major conglomerate, beautiful - and emotionless. For Canto Mercant, family and loyalty are everything. A cardinal telepath deem...

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Against the grain  by Melanie Harding-Shaw

Against the grain

Melanie Harding-Shaw

Book

"It's bad enough when your own body tries to attack you, but when dark powers want to as well, running is the only option. Until you can't. After another casual fling goes horribly wrong, coeliac witch Trinity moves down to New Zealand to start over,...

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The chartreuse dress  by Kay (Author of The chartreuse dress) Mills

The chartreuse dress

Kay (Author of The chartreuse dress)...

Book

"Set in the years before and during the first World War, it tells of two young women struggling against the confines of their era and the expectations of their respective families. A story of compassion forgiveness and the enduring power of...

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The weight of a thousand oceans  by Jillian Webster

The weight of a thousand oceans

Jillian Webster

Book

"In a world where cities sprawl like half-submerged skeletons, Maia has spent her entire life hidden within the mountains of New Zealand. Her only companions being her ailing grandfather and a nomadic dog named Huck, Maia resents being alone. She spends...

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Spellbound by Catherine Robertson

Spellbound

Catherine Robertson

eBook

The delightful third novel in the bestselling Gabriel's Bay series. Big trouble is brewing, secrets are coming out, threatening reputations and even lives. Outsiders are in town with questionable motives. Power and privilege are casting a seductive but...

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Dante fog  by Stuart Greenhill

Dante fog

Stuart Greenhill

Book

"While other boys celebrated their raging hormones by scragging each other from one end of the sports field to the other, Angus Fog was the solitary figure that watched. While other boys played rugby in winter, tagged and bombed each other at the town...

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The last guests  by J. P. author. Pomare

The last guests

J. P. author. Pomare

Book

What do you do when you think no one is watching? Lina and Cain are doing their best to stay afloat. Money has been tight since Cain returned from active duty, and starting a family is proving harder than they thought. Putting Lina's inherited lakehouse...

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Poison malice twisted  by Steffanie Holmes

Poison malice twisted

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"She’s sweet, forbidden poison – and she’s the only one who can save him, Aisling is the last witch standing. She guards her family home and the source of their power from the fae eager to devour it. Grief and loneliness mark her days, twisting her up...

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Tertium  by Paul W. Feenstra

Tertium

Paul W. Feenstra

Book

"In this fast-paced sequel to Falls Ende - Secundus, Mellester Manor is enduring the aftermath of a horrid cattle disease and a food shortage. When the granaries are opened to feed the starving, a virulent sickness is unleashed, and the people of Mel...

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Huia short stories. 13, Contemporary Māori fiction

Huia short stories. 13, Contemporary Māori fiction

eBook

"Here are the best short stories from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2019 as judged by Scotty Morrison, Robyn Bargh, Tuehu Harris, Whiti Hereaka, Poia Rewi and Carol Hirschfeld. This competition, run by the Māori Literature Trust and Huia Publishers,...

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The head that wears the crown  by J. (Judy) Reinken

The head that wears the crown

J. (Judy) Reinken

Book

Seven hundred years before Christ was born, the Assyrian king, Sennacherib, presided over the greatest empire that had ever been. In this story of Naqia, his favourite wife, we are caught up in the turbulent sweep of history, the treachery and the valour...

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Salt by Maurice Gee

Salt

Maurice Gee

eBook

Salt is an utterly compelling fantasy adventure that was awarded the NZ Post Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. Tarl has been captured and enslaved to work in Deep Salt, and Hari has vowed to rescue him. It's a forbidding task: no one returns from Deep...

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The disenchanted soldier  by Vicky Adin

The disenchanted soldier

Vicky Adin

Book

"In 1863, young Daniel Adin, a trained soldier, embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. In pursuit of a new life and land to farm, he travels to New Zealand to fight an unknown enemy - the fearless Māori. A hundred and thirty years later, Libby is fascinated...

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What the bird sees in flight by Joseph R. Goodall

What the bird sees in flight

Joseph R. Goodall

eBook

Set among the rolling green hills of New Zealand's verdant Waikato District, this episodic collection of short stories opens a window into the life of a twentieth century dairy farming family. Nuanced and thought-provoking, the accessible tales highlight...

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The sunflower and the sparrow by Fred Simpson

The sunflower and the sparrow

Fred Simpson

eBook

How do we grow as adults? What comfort or grudge must be dispensed with, what risk embraced? This comic drama traces the lives of four stalled characters as they intersect and influence one another in odd and unexpected ways. Carol, a wife trapped, i...

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Grotesque  by Lee Murray

Grotesque

Lee Murray

Book

"Three-time Bram Stoker Award nominee Lee Murray delivers her debut collection, and it is monstrous. Inspired by the mythology of Europe, China, and her beloved Aotearoa-New Zealand, Murray twists and subverts ancient themes, stitching new creatures from...

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The quiet people by Paul Cleave

The quiet people

Paul Cleave

eBook

"Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime-writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no-one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a living. So when their 7 year old son Zach goes ...

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Nest or invest by Enni Amanda

Nest or invest

Enni Amanda

eBook

All is fair in love and real estate, right? She's the single mum dreaming of owning a house. He's the hotshot developer about to make her homeless. This time, she's going to fight back. Single mum Shasa Daniels is heartbroken to lose her beloved rental....

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The quiet people by Paul Cleave

The quiet people

Paul Cleave

eAudiobook

Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime-writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a living. So when their 7 year old son Zach goes mi...

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Whatever it takes by Paul Cleave

Whatever it takes

Paul Cleave

eBook

"When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her - but that means crossing lines he can never come back from. Finding the girl safe isn't enough to stop Noah from losing his job, his wife, and from...

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Workplace bullying  by Anendra Singh

Workplace bullying

Anendra Singh

Book

"Having stared down the barrel of AK-47 rifles in the Fiji military coups, journalist Agnes Whippy emigrates to New Zealand to keep her career alive. Three decades on, the advocate of uncompromising journalism reveals how fickle the Fourth Estate fou...

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The only living lady parachutist  by Catherine Clarke

The only living lady parachutist

Catherine Clarke

Book

"Haunted by her brother's death, daredevil Lillian tests her courage by joining the Van Tassel balloon act with her sister Ruby. Together they risk their lives for fame and fortune by parachuting from smoke balloons throughout Australia, but the feisty...

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Both feet in paradise  by Andy Southall

Both feet in paradise

Andy Southall

Book

"After months of researching butterflies in Sāmoa, Adam is looking forward to returning home to his family. Then ... he misses his flight. As he fails to find alternative ways off the island ... he grows increasingly frustrated, especially as all ove...

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Black cranes

Black cranes

Book

"Almond-eyed celestial, the filial daughter, the perfect wife. Quiet, submissive, demure. In Black Cranes, Southeast Asian writers of horror both embrace and reject these traditional roles in a unique collection of stories which dissect their experiences...

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Lit

Lit

Book

"Home-grown literary heroes, established contemporary authors, and award-winning emerging writers have been brought together in this new short story collection. Fifteen stories have been selected specifically for New Zealand/Aotearoa secondary Englis...

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Loop tracks  by Sue Orr

Loop tracks

Sue Orr

Book

"It's 1978: the Auckland abortion clinic has been forced to close and sixteen-year-old Charlie has to fly to Sydney, but the plane is delayed on the tarmac. It's 2019: Charlie's tightly contained Wellington life with her grandson Tommy is interrupted...

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The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels  by India Holton

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

India Holton

Book

"A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance. Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wi...

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The piano girls  by Elizabeth Smither

The piano girls

Elizabeth Smither

Book

Three musical sisters honour their mother with a piano recital every year in her memory. They compete with one another, practising in secret to see who can be the best. In other stories, music, food, and restaurants are themes. There is a woman who fends...

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The author's cut  by Owen Marshall

The author's cut

Owen Marshall

Book

"This selection from a long career ranges across New Zealand and ventures overseas; the pieces explore both cruelty and love; they look back to childhood and also capture the world we live in today. Full of unexpected turns, lyrical writing, wry obse...

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Everything changes by Stephanie Johnson

Everything changes

Stephanie Johnson

Large Print

"Buying a run-down motel to start a new life - what could possibly go wrong? In this funny and moving novel, prize-winning author Stephanie Johnson turns her wry eye on us. Their first guests are a classic cast of the sorrowful and dysfunctional that...

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Tell me lies by J. P. Pomare

Tell me lies

J. P. Pomare

Large Print

"Psychologist Margot Scott has a picture-perfect life: a nice house in the suburbs, a husband, two children and a successful career. On a warm spring morning Margot approaches one of her clients on a busy train platform. He is looking down at his phone,...

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From the ashes by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

Large Print

"Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby,...

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The hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

The hunted

Gabriel Bergmoser

Large Print

"Where does the adventure end and the nightmare begin? Frank owns a service station on a little-used highway. His granddaughter, Allie, is sent to stay with him for the summer, but they don't talk a lot. Simon is a dreamer and an idealist, in thrall to...

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Poker chips and poison by Rodney Strong

Poker chips and poison

Rodney Strong

Large Print

"If old age doesn't get her ... the murderer will. 97 year old Alice Atkinson should be comfortably living out her days at the Silvermoon Retirement Village. But she's bored. A lifetime of living in the grey area between right and wrong means that wi...

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The Jacaranda House by Deborah Challinor

The Jacaranda House

Deborah Challinor

Large Print

"Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to...

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The devils you know by Ben Sanders

The devils you know

Ben Sanders

Large Print

"Vincent needs a change. He's spent the last fifteen years in covert operations for the US government, but after a botched and fatal mission, he decides he's done with pulling triggers. He lucks into a dream job in Santa Barbara as head of security f...

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Treachery in Vienna by Jaye Rothman

Treachery in Vienna

Jaye Rothman

eBook

Could you be compelled to cross your moral boundaries? Acts of espionage within government send British spy Nikki Sinclair on a covert mission to eliminate the traitor. However, Nikki soon suspects she isn't the only person interested in Simon Wallace;...

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Murder by umbrella by Jaye Rothman

Murder by umbrella

Jaye Rothman

eBook

Would an umbrella be your ideal weapon? Defectors, deadly toxins and dilemmas await MI6 officer Nikki Sinclair on her return from Cairo when she's despatched to a top-secret facility, deep in the heart of the English countryside, to unmask a killer.A...

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Unsheltered by Clare Moleta

Unsheltered

Clare Moleta

eAudiobook

As the resourceful, relentless Li tracks her lost daughter across a disintegrating country, the journey will test the limits of her trust, her hope and her love. Unsheltered will leave you wrung out and gasping. Relentlessly propulsive and profoundly...

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Hell of a thing by Michael Botur

Hell of a thing

Michael Botur

eBook

"Michael Botur's work grabs you by the throat and won't let you go. His artful short stories throb with pain, hope, misunderstanding, reconciliation, remorse, and surprise. As one reviewer says, The authenticity is so scary, you wonder where this man...

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Gunpowder Green  by Paul W. Feenstra

Gunpowder Green

Paul W. Feenstra

Book

"In the tradition of iconic Kiwi short stories, Gunpowder Green is a nostalgic look into New Zealand's unique and colourful past. Light-hearted, humorous and even thought provoking, each story is varied and highlights New Zealand rural living, a dive...

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Alt-ernate  by Melanie Harding-Shaw

Alt-ernate

Melanie Harding-Shaw

Book

"There are places where the boundaries are thin and a step off the path could take you further than you meant to go. Step off the path and submerge yourself in 37 stories that explore alternate realities, presents, and futures through science fiction,...

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Compact of fire  by Melanie author. Harding-Shaw

Compact of fire

Melanie author. Harding-Shaw

Book

"Some words are hard to forgive. Some men are hard to control. Some mistakes can't be undone. In the near future, the Librarian algorithm imposes tailored censorship to protect citizens from ideas that could inflict trauma or incite crime. Political ...

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Hell is empty  by Melanie Harding-Shaw

Hell is empty

Melanie Harding-Shaw

Book

"In the near future, the Librarian algorithm imposes tailored censorship to protect citizens from ideas that could inflict trauma or incite crime. Journalist Deanna Myers has been chasing the censorship debacle right from the start and she's closing in,...

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Mary & me  by Robyn Cotton

Mary & me

Robyn Cotton

Book

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The impossible resurrection of grief  by Octavia Cade

The impossible resurrection of grief

Octavia Cade

Book

"With the collapse of ecosystems and the extinction of species comes the Grief: an unstoppable melancholia that ends in suicide. When Ruby's friend, mourning the loss of the Great Barrier Reef, succumbs to the Grief, the letters she leaves behind reveal...

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Unsheltered  by Clare Moleta

Unsheltered

Clare Moleta

Book

"Against a background of social breakdown and destructive weather, Unsheltered tells the story of a woman's search for her daughter. Li never wanted to bring a child into a world like this but now that eight-year-old Matti is missing, she will stop at...

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Unsheltered by Clare Moleta

Unsheltered

Clare Moleta

eBook

"As the resourceful, relentless Li tracks her lost daughter across a disintegrating country, the journey will test the limits of her trust, her hope and her love. Unsheltered will leave you wrung out and gasping. Relentlessly propulsive and profoundly...

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Greta & Valdin  by Rebecca K. Reilly

Greta & Valdin

Rebecca K. Reilly

Book

"Valdin is still in love with his ex-boyfriend Xabi, who used to drive around Auckland in a ute but now drives around Buenos Aires in one. Greta is in love with her fellow English tutor Holly, who doesn't know how to pronounce Greta's surname, Vladis...

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Hold the line by Kerry Harrison

Hold the line

Kerry Harrison

Book

"It's 1981 and New Zealand is about to host the Springboks from apartheid South Africa for a national rugby tour. The well-supported protest movement pitches against a nation of die-hard rugby supporters. Despite growing public protest, the Government...

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Tomorrow the world by M. K. Joseph

Tomorrow the world

M. K. Joseph

eBook

"The Nazis have won WWII - in the occupied countries of Britain and Europe small resistance forces combat each other and the German SS to overthrow the fascist rule. Meanwhile Hitler is senile and dying as his top commanders plot to become the next.....

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The liminal space by Jacquie McRae

The liminal space

Jacquie McRae

eBook

"In a small village, there are whispers in the market square that William is not who he says he is. They say he skinny-dips and talks to trees. He was once a doctor, but now he only prescribes books - for Emily, Marco and James, whose lives have beco...

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Lovebirds  by Amanda Hampson

Lovebirds

Amanda Hampson

Book

"In their youth, lovebirds Elizabeth and Ray had to fight to be together. Their future was full of promise and, blessed with children and careers, their happiness complete. But a twist of fate changed their lives forever. Now in her sixties, Elizabeth...

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Remote sympathy by Catherine Chidgey

Remote sympathy

Catherine Chidgey

eBook

"Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn't nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best of all – right on their doorstep – are some of the...

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Hailman  by Leanne Radojkovich

Hailman

Leanne Radojkovich

Book

"What to do when the past crashes into the present? It can happen anywhere: in carports and kitchens - on stairwells - at the airport. Set in Aotearoa New Zealand's small towns and cities, these ten stories by Leanne Radojkovich dissect moments hwere...

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First fox by Leanne Radojkovich

First fox

Leanne Radojkovich

eBook

"The stories in First fox offer an everyday world tinged with the dreamlike qualities of fairy tales. Radojkovich explores the complex dynamics of families with a blend of dry wit and startling imagery. Disappointments and consolations meet with fant...

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Daisy's war  by S. L. (Shayne L.) Parkinson

Daisy's war

S. L. (Shayne L.) Parkinson

Book

"In 1914, Daisy lives in the quiet New Zealand valley where her family has farmed for generations. A cherished only child with an adored older cousin, and surrounded by a sprawling extended family, her world seems a warm and safe one. But the Great War...

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Hell of a thing  by Michael Botur

Hell of a thing

Michael Botur

Book

"Michael Botur's work grabs you by the throat and won't let you go. His artful short stories throb with pain, hope, misunderstanding, reconciliation, remorse, and surprise. As one reviewer says, The authenticity is so scary, you wonder where this man...

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All to blazes  by Frank Sargeson

All to blazes

Frank Sargeson

Book

All to Blazes is a selection of the finest stories of Frank Sargeson (1903-1982). Sargeson's stories capture the everyday life of ordinary New Zealanders at home, at work, and in search of both. Originally published between 1935 and 1966, they are still...

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Nest or invest  by Enni Amanda

Nest or invest

Enni Amanda

Book

All is fair in love and real estate, right? She's the single mum dreaming of owning a house. He's the hotshot developer about to make her homeless. This time, she's going to fight back. Single mum Shasa Daniels is heartbroken to lose her beloved rental....

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Coffee on Waihi Beach  by Enni Amanda

Coffee on Waihi Beach

Enni Amanda

Book

"A product of a holiday fling, Ingrid is definitely not planning to have one. Stuck in a dead-end job, not knowing what to do with her life, she travels from Finland to New Zealand. She's looking for her father, a mystery man her mother met on Waihi...

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Back to you  by Tammy Robinson

Back to you

Tammy Robinson

Book

"When Finn and Zoe meet, they fall in love hard and fast. But Finn is about to go travelling... While Finn is away, however, Zoe suffers a life-changing injury. And it leaves her wondering whether Finn could possibly still love her when he comes home......

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The Sergeant Frank Hardy mysteries by Wendy M. Wilson

The Sergeant Frank Hardy mysteries

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

Three Sergeant Frank Hardy books in one and in order. Not the Faintest Trace: When two young men go missing, Sergeant Hardy is asked to find them. He is reluctant. He was looking for something more adventurous. But an attack by an axe-wielding warrior...

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Folded  by Tina Clough

Folded

Tina Clough

Book

"Notes asking for help folded into tiny origami shapes and found outside a city apartment building, a physics textbook with tiny writing between the lines and a woman who abruptly resigns and disappears. Are the notes asking for help real or is it a ...

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No second chance  by Angus (Crime writer) McLean

No second chance

Angus (Crime writer) McLean

Book

"The Five Eyes spy network is crumbling and turning on each other, threatening the stability of the Western intelligence world. Terrorist-for-hire Viktor Kozlowski is on the loose, and Archer is paying a hefty price. Heartbroken, ashamed and about to...

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The Berlin conspiracy  by Angus (Crime writer) McLean

The Berlin conspiracy

Angus (Crime writer) McLean

Book

"Archer is back. A hijacked passenger plane above LA is the latest in a string of terror strikes around the world. Western governments are scrambling to prevent the next atrocity. Hundreds will die unless the terrorists are stopped. The Division sends...

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The shadow dancers  by Angus (Crime writer) McLean

The shadow dancers

Angus (Crime writer) McLean

Book

"A politician's daughter is missing in Turkey, just as Russia is bombing Syria and the Middle East powder keg is about to explode. Has she willingly dropped out of sight, or is she latest kid from high society to get killed in a global spate of deaths?...

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Call to arms  by Angus (Crime writer) McLean

Call to arms

Angus (Crime writer) McLean

Book

"A $20 million bullion heist goes wrong and a Special Tactics team is decimated. Domestic terrorism on NZ soil. A well-armed hit team who show no mercy. A shadowy terrorism financier known as The Pastor. Someone needs to stop the bloodshed and there's...

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Smoke and mirrors  by Angus (Crime writer) McLean

Smoke and mirrors

Angus (Crime writer) McLean

Book

"A Saudi terrorist escapes from the security service and innocent blood is spilled. Archer blames himself and there is only one road to redemption; hunt him down before more lives are lost. The SAS gave him the skills and mind set of a hunter, and with...

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[Nothing happens here]  by Cat Connor

[Nothing happens here]

Cat Connor

Book

"“I’m looking for a private investigator. I have lost something. Not someone? “My speciality is people and I’ve been known to find the occasional lost dog.” “How about garden ornaments?” “Pardon?” I could feel a frown puckering the skin on my forehead...

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I wish, I wish by Zirk Van den Berg

I wish, I wish

Zirk Van den Berg

eBook

"As a mortician, Seb has mastered the art of making the dead resemble the living. He has embalmed countless corpses, unpacked organs, reset bones and made up pallid faces for their final viewing. If he's honest, he prefers the company of the deceased...

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Bug week by Airini Beautrais

Bug week

Airini Beautrais

eBook

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Monsters in the Garden

Monsters in the Garden

eBook

Too stuffy inside? All those familiar social realist furnishings, all those comfortable literary tropes. Perhaps a stroll out under the trees, where things are breezier, stranger, more liable to break the rules. You may meet monsters out there, true....

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Chappy by Patricia Grace

Chappy

Patricia Grace

eBook

"Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-year-old Daniel pieces together the history of his Māori family. As his relatives revisit their past, Daniel learns of a remarkable love story between...

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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Mister Pip

Lloyd Jones

eBook

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Man alone  by John Mulgan

Man alone

John Mulgan

Book

"Recently demobilized, Johnson comes to New Zealand shortly after WWI. He travels the country taking casual jobs and making casual friends, according to his 'system [of] hard work for the good time and never stay anywhere long'. The good times disappear...

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Rising tide  by Jennifer Palgrave

Rising tide

Jennifer Palgrave

Book

"Nat Spiller, an admired climate change activist, has accidentally drowned. That's the police verdict. But was it an accident? His partner Ellie thinks otherwise. Pam, Ellie's aunt, draws a reluctant Lauren Foster into the mystery"--Back cover.

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Rena  by Arora Nikora

Rena

Arora Nikora

Book

"Wikitoria, Chief Rawhiti's beautiful and headstrong daughter, a young Maori girl on the cusp of womanhood, is fascinated by the culture of the local European settlers, with far-reaching consequences for herself and her whanau"--Back cover.

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The wild card by 1929- author. Renée

The wild card

1929- author. Renée

eBook

"Sure thirty years is a long time. Sure the case was closed. Well, never really a case as such. Fifteen-year-old brown girl tops herself, who cares? Turn the page. That bloody notebook, thought Club. God knows what was in it. Who knew that little bitch...

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The godwits fly by Robin Hyde

The godwits fly

Robin Hyde

eBook

An entirely new edition of Robin Hyde's wistful and engaging classic novel, first published in 1938 and in print ever since. The Godwits Fly vividly conveys the intensely felt worlds of the adolescent-love, poetry and England-and the enthralling but ...

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Dust bound  by Clementine Fraser

Dust bound

Clementine Fraser

Book

"Seventeen years after the Fae destroyed the world, Adelia Lark must face them again. A boy has disappeared, stolen by Fae. Accompanied by the ruggedly handsome Ryder Hendrix, the man she’s secretly loved for years, she ventures through a broken landscape...

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All the way to summer by Fiona Kidman

All the way to summer

Fiona Kidman

Audio CD

Fiona Kidman's early stories about New Zealand women's experiences scandalised with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s and she...

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Murder in the family  by Leonie Mateer

Murder in the family

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a small town in rural New Zealand. Audrey's three estranged sisters arrive at Tiromoana for their brother's funeral stirring up a dark family history of murder and deceit.

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The murder trail  by Leonie Mateer

The murder trail

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a coastal town in the rural far north of New Zealand. Audrey discovers a drug cartel is using her Tiromoana Cabin Resort for cocaine trafficking. She appears to be helping the police when the drugs...

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The murder trap  by Leonie Mateer

The murder trap

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey continues to operate a rural cabin resort in the far north of New Zealand. A beautiful author, Poppy, arrives at Tiromoana to write her true crime thriller based on the many local murders that have shocked the rural community over the past few...

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Murder in lockdown  by Leonie Mateer

Murder in lockdown

Leonie Mateer

Book

When Audrey returns to New Zealand during the Covid-19 Pandemic her flight from the USA has a confirmed case of the virus onboard. The Government set out to track all passengers on the flight but Audrey has disappeared into the outskirts of rural Nor...

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Devil's trumpet  by Tracey Slaughter

Devil's trumpet

Tracey Slaughter

Book

Thirty-one exhilarating new stories from the acclaimed author of Deleted scenes for lovers.

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Silent sorrow  by Russell Kirkpatrick

Silent sorrow

Russell Kirkpatrick

Book

"Brilliant and ambitious, Remezov is already recognised as the best earthquake predictor in the business. He travels to the ancient city of Hanemark to be received into the powerful Guild of Geographers, the youngest inductee in decades. On the way he...

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Pru goes troppo  by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Pru goes troppo

Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Book

A comic novel about the ups and downs of a wealthy white couple who live luxuriously on an estate in Canterbury. Pru and Guy are privileged parasites yet curiously innocent. On a whim, they fly to Samoa. Love, satire, sex and pratfalls follow.

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Bluffworld  by Patrick Evans

Bluffworld

Patrick Evans

Book

" 'Zum Bullshitter geht der Preis' - so said the great German author-philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (1774). Or did he? Can we trust what we never quite knew about because we never quite got around to reading it...

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The musomancer  by Bing Turkby

The musomancer

Bing Turkby

Book

"A guitarist dies, after writing the best riff of his life. As far as the Police are concerned, the death appears to be due to natural causes. But to Jareth McHendry, it is the sinister work of an evil Musomancer, and the start of a powerful spell that...

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Beautifully broken  by E.R Stowell

Beautifully broken

E.R Stowell

Book

"After a complicated childhood and a traumatic past, Sarah Cook became the ultimate Good Girl. Her partner, the gentle and handsome Brian Marshall, has become her safe place; the stability she never received as a youth. . When the sophistically rough...

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The quiet people  by Paul Cleave

The quiet people

Paul Cleave

Book

Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime-writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no-one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a living. So when their 7 year old son Zach goes m...

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The nine lives of Kitty K  by Margaret Mills

The nine lives of Kitty K

Margaret Mills

Book

Set in a turbulent period of goldfields' history, The Nine Lives of Kitty K. paints a vivid picture of pioneer life as told by the sons and daughters of those who lived it and survived the terrible Depression of the 1890s. Kitty Kirk (1855-1930), arguably...

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A cold wind down the grey  by Wendy M. Wilson

A cold wind down the grey

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"In 1866, a brutal gang of ex-convicts from Australia left a trail of death, thievery and larceny across the goldfields of New Zealand. In the goldmining town of Greymouth, Inspector William Henry James, in charge of the police camp, attempted to prevent...

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A dark heart rises. II  by Russell Meek

A dark heart rises. II

Russell Meek

Book

"An agent of Nazh-rndu'ul has arrived in the port city of Burhgat. He bears grave news - the Kjatmi'ir are already on the rise. Pinched between Nazh-rndu'ul and the Third Ring, Kha'atib must show no weakness and gather the armies. He must manipulate ...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Large Print

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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The tally stick by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

Large Print

"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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Spellbound  by Catherine Robertson

Spellbound

Catherine Robertson

Book

The delightful third novel in the bestselling Gabriel's Bay series. Big trouble is brewing, secrets are coming out, threatening reputations and even lives. Outsiders are in town with questionable motives. Power and privilege are casting a seductive but...

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